I have a new release of my own to report this week: RENNYR, the second in the Badari Gladiators Series!!!
As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence. Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately. Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.
I know how to fix broken things. I’m one of Earth’s top engineers. But a sexy Rhonar warrior with a scarred past? That may be a challenge even for me. An explosion on the moonbase has me careening into space. If it weren’t for the hot alien pilot Brokdar, I’d still be floating amongst the debris. But now, we’ve been sucked through a wormhole to an unknown planet. We’ll have to rely on each other to survive. But with his barred emotions and tight-lipped demeanor, I don’t know how to break down his walls—even if the chemistry between us is set to ignite. If we don’t work together, we’ll never make it off this remote rock. I need to get home. My sister and best friend were caught in the blast. I don’t even know if they made it out alive. I have to know. And if I don’t make it back, no one will warn the Rhonar about the looming threat. Will the alliance between the alien warriors and Earth break before it’s even begun? And if it does, how will I ever be with this alien who’s slowly stealing my heart? Only the stars know. Amazon KU
When Lori finds herself on a dangerous prison planet, an even more dangerous alien warrior is her only hope for survival… After a bad breakup, Lori is determined to make some changes in her life. Being transported to an alien prison isn’t what she has in mind. When the monstrous warden casually tosses her to one of the massive inmates, her fate is all too clear. She should be terrified. Instead, the big alien warrior arouses an unexpected passion. Unlike his brothers, Altrez hasn’t always been on the right side of the law. But when he discovers that one of them has been wrongfully imprisoned, he is determined to free him. After his first attempt goes horribly wrong, he recklessly decides to have himself incarcerated as well. He didn’t expect a luscious human female to complicate his plans, but that won’t stop him from claiming her. Now all he has to do is find his brother, free them all from the prison, and convince his mate that he’s not really a criminal after all. Simple, right? Although each book in the Folsom Planet series can be read as a standalone romance, there is an underlying story arc that continues throughout the series. Amazon KU
No matter where she runs to, I will always find her. Always! Violet: Just my luck not only to be captured and held prisoner by my archenemies, the Zylonians. No, my captor is also the most insufferable male I have ever met. That he is gorgeous is utterly beside the point. Eryx: I don’t believe in fated mates or any of those legends, not until the most exasperating female becomes my prisoner—and escapes me. But if she thinks I will let her go this easily, she is sorely mistaken. Because she is MINE! Amazon KU
VS note: Not romance but a scifi/fantasy release of note.
From stories that take you to the stars, to stories that span into other times and realms, to stories set in the magical now, Reclaim the Stars takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world. Follow princesses warring in space, haunting ghost stories in Argentina, mermaids off the coast of the Caribbean, swamps that whisper secrets, and many more realms explored and unexplored; this stunning collection of seventeen short stories breaks borders and realms to prove that stories are truly universal.
VS Note: Listed in steampunk.
BLIZZARDS, BEARS, AND BARROOM BRAWLS – Disgraced sheriff’s deputy Ruth Cortez never thought she’d be a wanted fugitive. She certainly never expected to be facing the End Times with nothing but an old flintlock and a dead man’s boots. But someone has to stop the snake-handling Reverend Jolly before he recruits the most infamous outlaws in the Northern Territory to terrorize her hometown. With luck, she can stay one step ahead of her lover-turned-enemy Marshal Sebastian Hardin—and keep the irrepressible Lee Merriweather from landing them all in even deeper trouble.
When Ruth, Lee and the train cook Ned Carver roll into Hatchet, the Wickedest Little Town in the N.T., all their plans go sideways. Something is terribly wrong with Ruth’s cantankerous phantom, Doc. And an unexpected betrayal leaves them in their tightest spot yet. Things are looking decidedly grim when evil forces descend on the isolated town of Lucky Boy. But as they say on the prairie, a pair of six-shooters beats a pair of sixes—and Hell hath no fury like a woman defending her home. AmazonKU
If he claims her, all will be lost. If he doesn’t, he loses himself. Myk is the rogue alien warrior’s brooding weapons master. Fresh from his hell-like forge, he’s the definition of an alien angel of death. He thinks he knows what will heal him. He wants a child. And he’s chosen me to fulfil this desire. I can’t deny that there’s something about Myk that calls to my bruised heart. An alien bad boy who needs my help. But do I want to give him my body, when all I want to do is feed his soul? Can I enter into this arrangement without risking everything…again? Amazon KU
Oops, I suppose anyone could kill someone, but can you do it in front of cameras and never leave any trace, no DNA or any dust and that is amazing. The top Officers killed without a trace. Only two agents sent out to investigate. Over nine thousand suspects and the largest spaceship ever built. The odds don’t really seem fair, especially when things keep going wrong and the brilliant Lead Agent has more problems than just finding a killer. Still he has chosen the right assistant in the pretty puzzle worker. She doesn’t stop until she has all the pieces fit together to make an answer.
Two pairs of best friends—one alien, one human – Two sets of lovers—one genuine, one pretend…until the moment they touch – Reesi has been in love with her best friend ever since she was a young girl running the streets of Fassalthi. With his dark, broad wings and vivid green scales, Taeth is the perfect example of Lisseethi masculinity. He’s all she’s ever wanted—until he decides to search for love among the humans. Soon Taeth is making plans to travel to Earth to be with his human lover, but bold, vivacious Angie Rodriguez has a best friend, too. David Alcantara has been holding a torch for his childhood friend for as long as he can remember. When Taeth and Angie push him to pursue Reesi, they both agree to a correspondence to appease their friends. Neither one of them is looking for love, but they’ll pretend. If faking an attraction they don’t feel shows Angie and Taeth what they’re missing, the charade will be worth the effort. The trouble is that pretending isn’t so easy when friendship starts to feel a lot more like love. The instant they meet in person, attraction flares between them like wildfire, but the chemistry they share swiftly becomes something far deeper. When Reesi’s health and safety are threatened, David will need to decide if keeping a love he never expected is worth the sacrifice of his friends, the life he’s built for himself, and the only home he’s ever known. Amazon KU
VS note: A re-release.
Suri Kimura has decided not to go to the Hikoboshi Farewell Ball. She’d rather work in orbit and earn more cash, even though her overbearing father insists she should attend. When she meets up with her dog, Finn, and her best friend, Erik, for a short planet-side rest, they’re met with a surprise. Her ex-boyfriend is back and he insists on taking her to the ball. Suri doesn’t know what to do. Finn’s doggy instincts don’t trust the ex, and neither does Erik. Something strange is amiss, but Suri has to give it a fair shot. After a disastrous attempt to rekindle the romance, Suri realizes Erik means a whole lot more to her than just a friend — but, does he feel the same? Quiet and reliable project manager Erik has always taken care of Suri, but it’s never felt romantic before. When he rushes to her side to help her handle her ex and her work troubles, Suri suspects that the dynamic between them has changed… or has it? Will Suri and Erik breach the boundaries between them? Or will Suri just return to space and leave her feelings for Erik far behind?
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
The only thing harder to win than a war is the peace that follows it…A year on from the human-machine war, both sides are struggling to share custody of the solar system. Prime Minister Fuji Itsu should be fighting Carin Parkeon, the parking meter determined to become the planet’s new manager. But no one has seen Fuji since she fell through the Earth’s crumbling concrete crust. Janice, the First Minister Janice of the Battlestar Suburbia has learned two truths. Humankind is only two meals from anarchy, and you should think twice before giving planning approval to a new supermarket. Somewhere in between, breadmaker turned secret agent Pamasonic Teffal is trying to bring the sides together without curdling them. In this hilarious successor to Battlestar Suburbia and Battle Beyond the Dolestars, humans and robots alike will learn the solutions to their problems lie not in the stars but in the ground beneath their castors. It’s time to Sashay to the Centre of the Earth.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I one clicked.
Dying isn’t any fun…but at least it’s a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7’s fate has been sealed. There’s a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good.
One reluctant Mistress who inherits a fortune – Two Pitch-Blood Kindred warriors on the brink of death
When Lexi rescues Bound and Gaze will she allow herself to be…Bonded by Two? Lexi doesn’t know if she can handle a huge Kindred warrior who needs blood to survive…let alone TWO of them! But that’s what she gets when she finds Earth Bound and Star Gazer for sale at the Down Market bodyslave bazaar. Gaze and Bound are Pitch-Blood Kindred and they’re about to die from lack of blood. Unable to ignore their suffering, Lexi buys them and gives them a drink…but now what does she do with them? Gaze and Bound have been looking for the perfect female all their lives. When Lexi shows up and rescues them, they fall in love with the curvy Elite with the creamy brown skin at once. Unfortunately, their new Mistress comes from Zetta Prime—a planet where males and females don’t mix. The idea of bonding with the two of them is completely alien to her. But the pull of instant attraction is strong between the three of them. Did they form a partial bond when Lexi gave the two big warriors her blood at the same time? And will she realize that she loves them before it’s too late? Because whether Lexi wants to admit it or not, she needs protection right now. A cruel Mistress and her evil vat-grown creation are stalking her and only Bound and Gaze can protect her. Will she allow herself to be…Bonded by Two?
As a prisoner in the arena, my greatest battle won’t be for my life. It’ll be for the heart of a woman. Once I scented the human, she was mine. Every part of me hungered for her. To touch. To taste. To take. But she belongs to my enemy. Claiming her will cost me. I may sacrifice everything. My revenge.
My life. My very soul. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note and …dinosaurs…
This is their world, and we are the prey. After completing their preparations under a veil of secrecy, Seth, Rogue, and the others set out on a dangerous mission for the mayor of Vancouver. Despite the risks, they make swift progress until they reach an enormous inland swamp. All seems well until members of their party go missing…Far from home, isolated, and surrounded by danger, they must now face the swamp and its unknown, pre-historic perils. Can they find their teammates and salvage the mission, or will the ancient world devour them whole? Amazon KU
Tyff wasn’t looking for love. He almost flew over it. Tyff had always been a dedicated Preor warrior of the Third Fleet. His singular goal is to prove himself as a warrior and move up the chain of command. Yet he’s been overlooked time and again. Even more than advancement, he’s ached for a mate. Craved what he sees other Preor possess so effortlessly. But so far, the Knowing has remained absent—as has his mate. When he’s tasked with flying over some human resistance-occupied fields, he takes his work seriously—believing in the future of combining the human and Preor species. He simply cannot understand the violence of humans and how brutal they are to each other. It seems it only gets worse each day the Preor are present on planet Earth. Does Tyff even want a human mate considering they’re so selfish and reckless? His choice is taken from him when he flies too near to Renay. Happy with her life in a small country town as a librarian, she’s a simple girl with simple needs. Until Tyff gets close. Now all bets are off and both of these souls are raging infernos of need and Knowing untill they get their hands on each other. All that pent up desire is going to make them pop. Then Tyff will understand that even with great brutality and violence, humans are capable of something even stronger. Great love.
Gorgeous alien commanders don’t fall for Earth girls with criminal records. Do they? I’ve got a list of regrets a mile long, starting with the time I went to jail and ending with the fact that not long after I got out, I was abducted by alien smugglers. As if that isn’t bad enough, a split-second decision when their ship crashes nearly costs me my life. And when I wake up after the crash, everything has changed. I’m no longer being held captive by brutal space pirates. Instead, I’ve been rescued by a group of alien warriors called Zivonians. Their leader, Ryven, claims he wants to help me, offering me safe haven on their massive ship. I know how the universe works, though. You never get something for nothing, so there has to be a catch somewhere. Despite the temptation to trust this powerful, handsome warrior, I know I can’t afford to open up my heart. But when I make a mistake and have to face the consequences of my actions, the only one willing to stand up for me… is Ryven. Everyone I knew back on Earth saw me as nothing but the sum total of my screw-ups, but Ryven looks at me differently. He looks at me like someone worth protecting. Someone worth fighting for. Someone worth loving. Will he still feel that way when he finds out about my past? Amazon KU
Sasha – I have zero intentions of buying myself an alien male. 100 years ago, that statement may have struck you as odd for a variety of reasons. Today, it’s only odd for the simple fact that it casts me as an outsider. I am the only person I know that’s not clawing her way through the complicated process of claiming an alien mate for myself. Two of my estranged sisters, my cousins, my aunts, and nearly everyone else I know have brought home an alien whether it be to satisfy a loneliness, a companion to share their time and affection, or to procreate. Or so they say. Watching from my ivory tower, it seems to me things are a little darker than your typical happily ever after. [SNIP]… When I walk into the cosmic kissed agency, purely to indulge my meddling family and meet Jareth for the first time, a tall, arrogant Saveet male with a silk tongue and bedroom eyes…I’m more than a little shocked by my bodies reaction and even more confused as to how I ended up signing those dang papers that bound us together for life. Suddenly I’ve found myself in a coveted position…mated. And when the price of a mate is so very steep, that is a very dangerous place to be.
They were Furians, last of the great warriors of Ator—Referred to as Beastmen by anyone who had ever had the misfortune to see them transform themselves into their totem beast and lived to tell the tale. The Basinini were always surprised to learn it. They were under the mistaken impression that the warriors of Ator were referred to as Beastmen because they were backwards barbarians—because they, the Basinini had crossed the line when they destroyed Ator, and they never lived long enough to relay that information to the dwindling numbers of their own kind. Zion, Bazel, and Daro of the Dragon Clan believe they have finally located the home world of their enemies, the Basinini, when they track them to a stronghold on a distant world. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending upon your viewpoint, nothing from that point onward goes as planned. Because the Furians discover Earth women–or, more specifically, Cami. Cami and her crew, all unwittingly, discover the Achilles heel even the Furians weren’t aware of when they activate their electro-magnetic field just as the Furians pass from one dimension to another. And the Mars crew discovers aliens like nothing from their wildest imaginings. But then Cami recalls a video left for mankind years earlier and believes she knows exactly what they are. Even she didn’t expect them to become captive mates, though.
VS Note: A re-release
Abducted from Wichita by gross, stinky space worms, three women and a teenager spend months in a cage, their only friend a tiny trunk-nosed alien animal, Velvet. Unexpectedly freed from captivity by a dock accident, the four have to find a way to survive on a busy space dock. They don’t know the language, have no one to help them, and don’t know how long they can stay in the small spaceship. Slavers might kidnap them at any time. But they know things are always better with a little money. Mimi has the great idea to busk for alien money cubes. They work on a few common Christmas Carols, devise costumes, and head to a large, alien city. Kyre Valryssian accompanies his family to an outdoor restaurant on the resort planet Fera. To their shock, they hear their private family language, English, sung by women in the park! Bridge Officer Kyre must investigate, because Earth is not a planet with interstellar travel.
My world is not kind to women. But I’m going to change that. The orc invasion has left humanity a broken husk of its former self. Society has broken down. And it’s the human females that have paid the price. We’re commodities to both human men and orcs. To be used, claimed, and bartered with. I admit that when I was first captured by an orc, I felt that once again, I was at the mercy of a male. Never has it seemed so unfair as when he took me from my bunker. But there was something different about this orc. Maybe it was the kindness that emanated form him and the gentleness in his eyes. He was huge compared to me and covered in a thick armor of muscle. He calmed me. And he seemed to trust me. And I do trust him. No matter the frightening, unexpected, or cruel things that might be coming my way. He is a decent and honorable orc. And he has stolen more than just my body from the human bunker. He’s stolen my heart. Amazon KU
Blue and her prida may have overcome one of their toughest obstacles yet as a family—gaining the approval of Felix’s Mercenary Guild family—but their original assignment isn’t over. While leads within the Guild haven’t panned out, new ones have come to light…On Earth. Now they are headed for Denver, Colorado, and Jason, which brings a whole new set of problems. So, Blue makes a new list, just for this operation: Bring down the bad guy – Don’t get killed. Introduce guys to Mom. Bring mistress Trevon into the prida. Figure out the mystery that is Jason. Not necessarily in that order, of course. But when they arrive back on Earth, her list and her plan are thrown out the window. What they discover will lead them on a chase through not only Earth, but back to Karran and the mysteries of the Waste, where they will face down an enemy more ancient and powerful than any of them knew existed. Amazon KU
I made a bad decision I crash landed on the jungle planet It’s a strict off-limits zone for a reason Because it’s dangerous This place is horrible I want to go home. Then….I met a green skinned alien. Turns out, he really, really has a thing for me…Things happen. Strange things. Incredible things…. Magical and mystical. Could I ever go back to Earth? Would I want to? Amazon KU
VS Note: From JAN 27
Liv’s a wealthy heiress, but no amount of money can buy back happiness after her fiancé runs off with her maid of honor. Betrayed and miserable, she flies to Italy for a summer visit with her cousin May. She finds they share a quirk with time—a genetic ability to undo it. May recruits Liv to join her time team fighting the Optimalists. These scientists from the 23rd century are trying to gain power by altering history and eliminating other time travelers. Liv pledges to work with the time team, though it poses serious risks. But she has little to lose, so she steps up. One danger she hadn’t expected is being attracted to a fellow team member. Handsome, charismatic Tom Royland interests her in just the way she doesn’t want. And he’s judgmental, deciding that a privileged person like Liv can’t have the right stuff for the team. Challenged and intrigued, Liv agrees to prove her worth and takes jaunts with him to repair history. But nothing will test her like a trip to 1777 London to aid a woman who’s spying for the American Revolution. When Liv is captured as a spy, she sees Tom dressed as a British officer among the soldiers holding her. Liv desperately needs to escape and deliver a message that will give the Colonial Army a critical victory. And she needs to find out if she’s fallen in love with a traitor. Amazon
VS Note: From JAN 30
We are Pack. What this means is getting more convoluted by the second. I tried hiding from my past, but Fate put a contubernium of 8 wolf shifting soldiers on my trail. I tried running from their love, but the Divine Couple made us the new exception to the rule: a Mortal woman pregnant from her Mea Lupus lovers. And not only that, I became a Mea Lupus wolf in the process. I am a Divine Gift. Our newborn children a miracle. I haven’t been Chosen. I have been Found. Extreme circumstances and the hands of the Gods brought us to this point and we’re trying to mend our frayed love and slashed hearts. However, upsetting the religious and political status quo put myself, my mates, and our children in more danger than we could have ever comprehended. Rivals from within the Daughters of Menrva surface and challenge us. Nefarious and dark forces swirl around us like smoke, obscuring who’s friend and who’s foe. Our family and our future are at risk from EVERYONE around us. Opportunists and political agents from all over the galaxy are reaching out their greedy blood soaked hands to tear us apart. Will we be able to hold our fragile connection as a new family? Or will we be torn asunder by old hurts from within before our enemies get the chance? (This is a fast burn why choose/poly/reverse harem, however it is simultaneously a slow build.) Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but romantic elements maybe…they had me at the talking mechanical cat.
Hired to look into some shady goings on at the airship factory, his investigation has barely begun before people start dying. Soon he’s on the wrong side of some fairly unpleasant people, and that’s before he meets Dexter, the world’s only walking, talking, mechanical cat. That’s when things get complicated. With secret societies, arrogant aristocrats, and criminal chocolatiers to contend with, John and Dexter will have to keep their wits about them if they’re going to come out of this alive. And if John happens to fall in love with his employer’s daughter along the way, well nobody said catching a killer was going to be easy now did they?
VS Note: From JAN 29
PrideHomer Iseoy is horrified to find that the new member of the crew of the Njord is a Vedrinan, their culture of sexual freedom in stark contrast to his own, very rigid beliefs. Iseoy’s tenure aboard the ship is a minor act of rebellion against his father’s strictly enforced expectations. To Iseoy’s surprise, Rainbird is an excellent warrior and they make an effective pairing. Slowly, Iseoy starts to see Rainbird as something more than just another crew member. But after being trapped, thinking they were going to die, Iseoy does something he’s convinced Rainbird can never forgive him for. Can they be brought together for the truth finally set them both free?
Six Alphas are stunned as their prayers are answered, and Omegas are miraculously delivered to them from the sky…Alina: I’m happy aliens abducted me from Earth. This is the most excitement I’ve had in years! Landing on a purple planet, exploring a strange forest with Bigfoot creatures, and then meeting a giant… extremely hot purple man. What more could I ask for? I’m used to being misunderstood and considered different. Since I’m a pro at dealing with people after taking my work required anger management courses, it’s refreshing to interact with an alien species instead of human people. Now I really am the strange one. Being kidnapped by extraterrestrials quickly becomes a secondary concern when I’m trapped with my tantalizing fantasy. Especially since Vinker doesn’t think I’m rude or standoffish. But there’s much more at play than just me and finding the spacecraft only the sak know the location of in the forest. Because when I’m reunited with the Earth women, we fulfill the strange Prophesy, requiring all the Omega Mates to literally save the planet.
Can we figure out how to shut down Alta’s Defense Systems, stopping the energy overloads before they destroy the planet and all its inhabitants? Do we really have a choice? Amazon KU
VS: I have two box sets in this BF event, along with 10+ other scifi romance/fantasy/PNR authors!
Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal-they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds. The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri’s power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels’ plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what’s right. And they’ve never been very good at staying silent.
Featuring 19 all new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.
For her, he’ll unleash the tiger within. Stefan’s getting married for the good of his family, because if he doesn’t, the local werewolves will run them out of town. He’s not exactly happy about it, but it could be worse. His bride is quite beautiful when she’s not completely off her canine leash. As beta for her pack, she’s used to giving orders and has a bite to go with her bark. However, if she thinks he’s giving in to the beast within, then she’ll be waiting a long time. Stefan’s spent the last decade keeping his tiger caged. Past experience has shown him he can’t lose control. Yet, when he’s captured by the company that created him, he’ll realize he doesn’t have a choice. He’ll have to learn how to growl if he wants to protect those he loves.
My destiny is to become a witch and my first task is to break the spell on two brothers bound as wolves. The problem is, I still don’t have my powers until my birthday and only twenty days left to find the connections, we need so I can break the spell. My Alpha, Malaki, is now a man, and he is hot! My pulse races and I lose myself every time he captures me in his arms. His touch promises unknown pleasures I am craving to explore, but there is one catch. He plans to leave me once the spell that binds him to the alpha wolf is broken! My Beta, Tobias, is hardly ever around, as he backs off so Malaki and I can connect. I long to see him as a man and for us to be together. Malaki keeps him trapped in wolf form, fearing I can’t break the spell if I am able to be with Tobias. How alpha of him. My first impulse is to love them. How can I not when we have all been together for years and they are family to me now? My second impulse is to keep them both. If I am expected to give my heart to both of them, I might as well enjoy the pleasures of two men. The problem is, they are not in agreement on this. So, what am I to do? The only thing I can do and that is to live by my impulses. If they want me to break this spell, it is time they see me as more than their Omega that follows them. I might not have my powers yet, but I am a witch. If they don’t like my demands, then I’ll just turn them into toads next. Amazon KU
This Valentine’s Day, curl up with something steamy, provocative, and monstrous as ten bestselling authors come together to bring you some wicked love stories. All proceeds to benefit a charity for abused children. Amazon KU
Sleep with the closet door shut. Keep the blankets firmly tucked in. And never, ever look under the bed. Because that’s how he took me. Instead of fearing the Sand Man who stole me away … I loved him. I killed for him. I nearly died for him. Only my darkest sin made me see what he’d turned me into. I fled that cruel realm. I swore I’d never come back to the Kingdom of Carnal. I told myself I’d never have to look at that monster ever again. Except now he’s taken my little sister. He’s made her his new prize possession. I won’t let him do to her what he did to me. I’m ready. I lived through the worst nightmares anyone could imagine. I survived the most sinister things a man could do to me. Or so I thought… until I met his brothers. Amazon KU
One scent triggers a wolf’s craving. Two humans needing protection. Fate is about to intervene yet again. Skye Lennon was on the run for her life. A civil war had recently broken out amongst the wolves and humans in her hometown. Death and violence surrounded them, making it no longer safe for her small family. Her son’s father was now dead, and they were being hunted by his pack. Howling Valley was a town deemed safe for humans. She arrived and was welcomed with open arms by the new alpha and a certain enforcer. Ricca Radcliff was a wolf who desired more in life. She was tired of the desk job and the steady day-to-day work. She was meant for more, so she applied and was accepted to join the elite enforcers of her pack. Defending those in need was her calling. After intense training, she was finally awarded her first job. A protection detail. Simple enough. One whiff of the tantalizing human and her wolf immediately wanted to claim her. Skye belonged to her. Ricca was going to have to prove they belonged together and she could keep them safe. Even if she had to fight an entire pack alone, no one would take her woman from her. Amazon KU
When it comes to monster romance, size matters! Treat yourself to an extra-large serving of steamy short romances featuring monstrous heroes with big hands, big hearts, and even bigger feels. These stories prove that the bigger they are, the harder they fall…in love. Anthology profits will benefit an international charity dedicated to providing access to clean drinking water. Includes ten stellar, steamy tales oflarger-than-life orcs, aliens, satyrs, yetis, forest gods, fae, demons, and giants that find happily-ever-afters with their human mates. Amazon KU
Queen of the fae courts. Faced with an impossible battle. Destined to never be with the Unseelie I love.
The magical tea has worn off. My eyes are wide open. And it’s with horror that I realize the fate of two realms rests on my shoulders after my mother’s ultimate sacrifice to trap Rubezahl in Underhill. Terrified humans clamoring for answers, whispered rumors from both Seelie and Unseelie, and a stepmother who seeks the throne for surprising reasons are the least of my troubles. Rubezahl has returned far sooner than I thought possible. I’m not ready. I can’t win this. And not only that…
He has something crucial if we are to win. He’s taken something I cannot live without. The place of the final battle has been decided, and two armies will meet. Yet forces beyond my understanding must be satisfied first–old magics rise and demand their dues. There is no option but to race and decipher the puzzle to save the man I love, the friends more important to me than my own life, and humans and fae alike. Two realms. Only I can save them. We’re screwed. Amazon KU
Sometimes the person you need is the last one you expect…When the Albanian mob shows up at her door, Cate Biscayne knows her father is up to his old tricks. Determined to force him out of hiding, the criminals he conned take her hostage. The clock is ticking and few options remain. She’s forced to decide—risk her life and do what they want, or accept help from a man who might be even more dangerous. Brutal by nature, Scottish dragon-warrior Rannock has little patience for humans. But when the woman he longs for goes missing, he flies halfway around the world to investigate her disappearance. With few clues to follow, he infiltrates a network in the criminal underworld, only to discover a magic more sinister than his own. Can he find Cate before time runs out? Or will he lose the woman fated to be his forever? Amazon KU
Will he remain loyal, or win the heart of his fated mate? Lethal vampire, Ben Ferrero, is in Rome on a covert job to kill those responsible for the experimental tests on his race. When the hit goes awry, Ben finds himself staying longer, taking risks that could reveal a centuries-old secret. Then he meets Anna, and his desire and need to protect her challenges his deep loyalty to the vampire whose secret he protects. Anna Vitale lived a carefree life until she was kidnapped by humans. Now she’d rather be distracted by Ben—the drop-dead gorgeous male with dimples that could melt panties—than face another therapy session. But when he outwits the powerful Moretti security team, it’s obvious Ben is far more dangerous than anyone realizes. To them and her heart. Will Ben recognize Anna as his fated-mate, or will his loyalty to the vampire, and the secret he holds, blind him?
VS Note: From JAN 29
The time has come to end this. No longer will I hide away locked in my own sorrow. Instead, I will channel that pain into righteous fury. Once again I’m reconnected with my mates, and with new allies who have been dealt the same ruthless hand as me— finally have the army I need. The call has been sent out for those who want their pound of flesh to come together. My enemy isn’t going down without a fight. Every move we make, they follow it up with one of their own. What they don’t know is that with each attack, I gain the knowledge I need, that will aid me in taking them down. We know where they are hiding, and we know the cruel things they’re still doing to those they claim to protect. That just fuels my thirst for vengeance. This battle will end in one of two ways—their death or ours—and I don’t plan on dying anytime soon. Amazon KU
Silver is a beautiful liar. She’s human. And a fierce killer of fae. She marks her kills on a silver vambrace so everyone can see her savagery and stay away. As long as she keeps protecting downtrodden humans from monstrous fae-folk, and hiding the true reason for wearing magic-cutting silver, her loneliness is of no consequence. Selected for a high priority mission, she bravely heads into Elphyne, never expecting one of their worst waiting for her. Wanting her. Craving her. Shade is sinfully attractive. He’s a vampire. And the most hard to resist of the Fae Guardians. From the Queen’s bed to The Order, he uses the power of sex to get what he wants. Eventually they all succumb, and they all fall short of harmonizing with the darkness hidden in his soul…. until he finds the one woman who resists his every charm. Seducing Silver will be a challenge, but it’s one he was made for. Nothing will get in his way. Not the evil creature terrorizing Elphyne. Not the human enemy with dastardly plans of their own. Not the Unseelie Queen’s obsession with him. Not even the betrayal of the one person who can hurt him the most. This courting of savage hearts is a symphony. And theirs will be one for history. Amazon KU
The last battle between good and evil. My mate, the Sentinels and the Defenders are all in a fight for our lives. The last dragon stone is hidden in the Starlight Kingdom. It’s a race between us and our enemies. Sacrifices will have to be made to win this war, but I’m determined to keep my loved ones safe, especially Gunnar. This is our last chance for happiness and I’ll do anything to make it happen.
In a world where everyone has magic coursing through them, legend says magic itself craves a mate. Legend says those with opposite magics have the greatest chance of forming the unbreakable Bond it desires. A.B. Cerise is an obsessive-compulsive pop star with the ability to turn invisible. He’s an out bisexual with absolutely no belief in Bonds. He has a love-bruised heart, thinks dating in the spotlight is a hassle at best and a nightmare at worst, and has no intention of going through it all over again. Matthew Hellman-Levoie is the NHL’s number one goalie prospect, the youngest in a hockey dynasty, and one of the rare few who can see the unseeable. He’s a straight man who wears his heart on his sleeve, has grown up searching for a Bond, and dreams of finding the love of his life. Their magic is magnetic. Their touch is electric. They’re the textbook case for Bonding. But legend never said anything about what to do when sparks fly between people opposite in more ways than magic.
Late to Love is a charity anthology with all proceeds going directly to #Teampink4Teri. 29 authors have banded together over the love of a friend beginning her battle with cancer to bring you this limited edition anthology. There’s nothing as thrilling as a comeback…Sometimes, happiness is hard-earned. Other times, it’s merely a memory. When love unexpectedly returns to the heroes and heroines of these 29 tales, will they be ready to claim it with both hands? Each couple is part of a unique and complete story, spanning romance genres. Brought to you by award-winning and bestselling authors, this collection of love, life, and second chances will wow even the most avid reader. From cowboys, to werewolves, to veterans, there is a story for everyone. Just remember, after every perceived failure, there’s a second chance waiting. What’s meant to be will find its way.
An alpha bear without a pack…He might not have been next in line to be Alpha of his pack, but bear shifter Corwyn was still expected to do everything the pack wanted him to – and playing hockey was not on the list. Maybe they expected him to come crawling back, but Corwyn found a successful team and a pair of brothers closer to him than any of his birth pack. Just as he finds his stride in his first pro season, a severe injury sidelines him. Much to his surprise, the replacement the team finds is an omega he had a fling with not long after leaving his pack. Corwyn volunteers to help the omega settle in, but it isn’t long before they start something off the ice. As great as things are going, Corwyn can’t help but feel the omega is hiding something…An omega with a secret…Corwyn is the last person that Haris expects to run into, especially after how long he spent searching for him. He hasn’t forgotten the passionate night he spent with the alpha… or what happened after that. But before he bares his soul to the bear, Haris needs to make sure Corwyn’s love for him is as all-consuming as his love of hockey. But with the end of the season and the coveted cup in sight, Haris has more on his plate than his past – and potential future – with the alpha. Amazon KU
VS Note: From JAN 30.
Single female dragons are too rare to be left to their own devices. Or so, Bella was taught. Then her betrothed unexpectedly dies, leaving her wedding contract in the hands of his greedy father. She has no choice but to be auctioned off to the highest bidder or her family will be killed. For one week, she’s enslaved to a dragon who is obsessed with her. A dragon so wicked they call him Killer of Men. So powerful and wealthy, other males weep with envy. Now, she belongs to the devil bent on making her love him. He wants her body. He wants her soul. But most of all, he wants the one thing she won’t give him. He wants her as his mate. Amazon KU
My husband betrayed me. Forgiveness isn’t an option. I’ll ask Queen Rolfe to break our marriage. We both want it. Not to mention—she owes me. Amazon KU
Siobhan’s relationship status is…complicated. Any time she gives in to carnal temptation, her lover ends up dead. Forty, frustrated, and newly empowered as a witch, she and her sisters cast a spell to discover a way to reverse her curse. Magic Hunter Sebastian never failed to collect a bounty. He was the stuff of legend until he met Siobhan. Now his magic is gone and he and the Silver sisters are the top targets for every supernatural bounty hunter in existence. Can these two star-crossed lovers finally put the sins of their pasts to rest? Or will destiny crush their hope forever? Amazon KU
When Dr. Elizabeth Cowrie shows up in Salem, Massachusetts, to study the witch trials, Hazel and her best friend, Roxy, are both instantly attracted to the workaholic professor. Roxy snags a date with Elizabeth first, but when their chemistry fizzles out, Hazel sees an opportunity to pursue Elizabeth herself—until she realizes Elizabeth is avowedly anti-magic. That’s definitely a problem since Hazel is a bona fide witch: rides a broom, has a black cat, brews love potions, lives in a haunted house, and has a vampire ex-girlfriend. Roxy is the only person who knows the truth, and Hazel has gotten used to hiding who she is, but she can’t live a lie with the person she loves most. Can Hazel give up magic to make it work with Elizabeth? Or will she give up on the love of her life instead?
In Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared. In Moon Witch, Spider King, Sogolon takes center stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him. It’s also the story of a century-long feud—seen through the eyes of a 177-year-old witch—that Sogolon had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. It is said that Aesi works so closely with the king that together they are like the eight limbs of one spider. Aesi’s power is considerable—and deadly. It takes brains and courage to challenge him, which Sogolon does for reasons of her own. Both a brilliant narrative device—seeing the story told in Black Leopard, Red Wolf from the perspective of an adversary and a woman—as well as a fascinating battle between different versions of empire, Moon Witch, Spider King delves into Sogolon’s world as she fights to tell her own story. Part adventure tale, part chronicle of an indomitable woman who bows to no man, it is a fascinating novel that explores power, personality, and the places where they overlap.
I’d go to hell and back for my next bounty. Until recently, I didn’t like having Corbin Frost and his overprotective streak around, but now I could really use his help. I’m being held captive by a power-hungry Fae determined to steal my powers by draining my blood. If my captor doesn’t kill me first, the Fae Queen will force me to be her servant. Then the Queen assigns me my most important bounty yet—Corbin. I learn that he’s trapped in the demon realm and I’m the only one who can save him. I’d go to hell and back for Corbin, and I’m certain he feels the same. If I can find and rescue him, he can help me to escape my Fae captor. I know the Queen wants me dead and considers it a suicide mission. But compared to the Unseelie court, the demon realm can’t be that dangerous. Amazon KU
The Hollywood starlet falls for her bodyguard. Cliche, Right? Nothing could prepare me for her. I’m ready to deal with a difficult, spoiled Hollywood Starlet when she walks into my life and turns it upside down. Molly Kinley is curvy, sweetness and light. She’s also my mate. Too bad a silly misunderstanding sends her running from me. I’m shocked to realized the well-connected actress pulled one heck of a disappearing act. After weeks of looking, I admit to myself she’s gone for good. Convincing my head-over-heels in love wolf to back off is one of the hardest things I ever do. Just when my heart begins to heal, the woman who almost destroyed me walks back into my life. With our twins. Once the shock wears off, I pull myself together. It might have taken me ten years, but I finally have my head on straight. And I’ll do whatever it takes to win my curvy mate. Amazon KU
Shrike, the Butcher of Blackthorn, is a legendary warrior of the fae realms. When he wins a tournament in the Court of the Silver Wheel, its queen names him her Oak King – a figurehead destined to die in a ritual duel to invoke the change of seasons. Shrike is determined to survive. Even if it means he must put his heart as well as his life into a mere mortal’s hands. Wren Lofthouse, a London clerk, has long ago resigned himself to a life of tedium and given up his fanciful dreams. When a medieval-looking brute arrives at his office to murmur of destiny, he’s inclined to think his old enemies are playing an elaborate prank. Still, he can’t help feeling intrigued by the bizarre-yet-handsome stranger and his fantastical ramblings, whose presence stirs up emotions Wren has tried to lock away in the withered husk of his heart. As Shrike whisks Wren away to a world of Wild Hunts and arcane rites, Wren is freed from the repression of Victorian society. But both the fae and mortal realms prove treacherous to their growing bond. Wren and Shrike must fight side-by-side to see who will claim victory – Oak King or Holly King.
My name is Ella Vance, and I’m not crazy. Supernaturals are real. No one believes me, especially my family who would rather lock me away for it. Now I find myself in Mystic Harbor looking for a fresh start and that’s all in the past. This is my opportunity to find out who I am. No pretending to be the perfect daughter or worry about being committed for good. Any hopes of flying under the radar are quickly dashed when I realize that I’ve caught the attention of quite a few residents, including the most eligible alphas Mystic Harbor has to offer and a few betas for good measure. Fate decided that mating an inexperienced omega with not one or two, but eight mates was just what I needed to help me find myself. As I start collecting mates, magic I never knew I possessed starts surfacing. Of course, it’s as chaotic as my life and I have no clue how to control it. When my mates call for help it quickly becomes apparent that me being a witch is only the tip of the iceberg. However, even those secrets don’t help us solve the mystery of who and what I am. Time is ticking, the town is in chaos, and my magic is only getting more tumultuous by the second. Can we figure out what is going on in time or will my past come back to haunt more than just my dreams? Amazon KU
Don’t want your best friend to find out you’re in love with him? Maybe don’t put him in your not-so-secret paranormal romance novel. Rosie: I’ve been writing a romance novel and it stars my best friend. He’s a star on the Dire Wolves football team and I’ve been in love with him for years. But he just thinks of me as one of the guys, albeit one with plus-size curves. But I want to be so much more.
Nik: Nothing like reading your best friend’s novel and seeing yourself starring in all the schmexy bits.
She even made the hero a freaking wolf. Is there a chance she wants to do all these naughty things with me? Because she’s been starring in my fantasies for years. But she knows nothing about the politics of the the wolf world. Including the fact that I don’t get to choose my own mate. Amazon KU
Aspen Silverglade used to be a force for good, but now she’s just a sword for hire. On the run from the people she once trusted most, she needs to keep her head down and keep moving. But old habits are hard to quit. One night in a tavern, Aspen tries to save a woman from some unwanted attention. The woman, Charm Linville, is in the middle of a subtle and delicate act of thievery, and she does not appreciate Aspen blundering in. The disastrous and public rescue-gone-wrong makes the townspeople think Aspen and Charm are a couple. This mistake sets Aspen’s bloodthirsty betrayers on Charm’s trail, tying the two of them together. Even if Aspen can’t run from her past any longer, Charm shouldn’t have to suffer. Despite Aspen’s determination to work alone, Charm insists on helping—and she has a past of her own. The two of them don’t care for each other’s methods, but as they journey through the villages and wildernesses of Falland, solving problems and meeting magical friends and foes, Aspen and Charm grudgingly come to care for each other. Can these two guarded, stubborn women admit their feelings, or will Aspen’s enemies kill them first? Errant, Volume One is the first volume in a series of novellas. It contains two novellas, intended to be read in sequence, and is approximately 52,000 words total.
Xie Lian has confirmed that the bewitching youth San Lang is actually Hua Cheng, one of the Four Calamities and a supreme ghost despised by all heavenly officials. Still, he has trouble matching the terror of his companion’s reputation with the charming, clever, and protective young man he’s come to know. When a distress signal leads Xie Lian into Ghost City, a bustling metropolis containing all the horrors and delights of the dead, he sees Hua Cheng in his element–and his true form–for the first time. But despite their chemistry and care for one another, there are missions to fulfill and secrets to uncover, and Xie Lian’s centuries of troubled history are never far behind.
Things have been going decently lately—my new business, Hallowed Homes, is growing and my relationship with my brother, Angelo, has never been better. My love life is still a mess, but what else is new, right? And, yes, I still have a massive crush on Marty Zach, even if there are rumors he’s now dating my friend, Poppy. Crappy love life aside, everything is about to go to hell in a handbasket when an exotic woman named Rhea walks into my office on a cold February day. Apparently I’m the only one who can see her. And as if that wasn’t mystifying enough, she won’t stop crying about getting access to one of my listings—an Art Deco house that isn’t currently on the market. Wanting to help Rhea and hoping she’ll stop appearing to me, I start looking into the Mathison House and its owner, Tobias. Pretty soon I’m involved in a double-murder mystery that not only threatens my sanity but my relationship with my best friend, Roy—a relationship that’s suddenly become pretty darn hot.
For the Brockdale pack, mating wasn’t just for pleasure or even for love. It was for survival. Quincy needs a mate to make him invincible, but his inability to speak clearly has made him an outcast. So when the matchmaker chooses him for the first of the female candidates, no one is more surprised. Even more shocking is his animal’s immediate possessive reaction to her. Without a doubt, he knows…She is his to protect. His to serve. His to keep. Amber is sweet and caring, and looking for a place to call home. He knows he can give it to her, even if his packmates don’t believe in him. With his flaw, he never thought he’d be worthy of a mate. But now is his chance to show Amber that he was created to treasure–and pleasure–only her. Amazon KU
VS note: LGBTQ Magical realism
Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.
I’m supposed to be a monster. I grew up believing my mom and I were the only werewolves alive.
But then I learned about a town where men and women aren’t wolves, but lycans: hairy monsters that are forced to change with the moon. And I would be like them, if not for my dad. He discovered a cure, used it on me and my mom… and then ran away with us. Questionable decision, right? So I stole the research and headed into the town, determined to get the cure into the hands of the lycans. But the town hates outsiders almost as much as they hate my family. The only person who will even have a conversation with me is the hot guy who runs the town’s diner, and he only talks to me when no one else is around to hear. If the lycans find out who I am, they’ll kill me. But if they don’t, I’ll never be able to cure them. Regardless of my fate, I’m not leaving this town until everyone in it has a chance to take the cure… even if that means embracing the connection I have with the diner guy.
Because I think we might be fated mates. Amazon KU
Why can’t the dead stay dead? I’m in serious trouble. When the sweet nurse, possessive boss, and hot doctor at the hospital helped me kill a man, I knew they’d have questions. What I didn’t know was that the man we killed would be up and walking again. This time with a serious need for revenge. So, what’s a girl to do? Be honest? Tell the three sexy guys that I might just have the ability to kill with a touch? Uh, I have a feeling that won’t go over well. But with more trouble coming our way, we need to work together, or else I might just learn what happens to people who piss off the undead. Amazon KU
Just when they thought they were out…Two years after defying the wizard Belthandros Sethennai and escaping into the great unknown, Csorwe and Shuthmili have made a new life for themselves, hunting for secrets among the ruins of an ancient snake empire. Along for the ride is Tal Charossa, determined to leave the humiliation and heartbreak of his hometown far behind him, even if it means enduring the company of his old rival and her insufferable girlfriend. All three of them would be quite happy never to see Sethennai again. But when a routine expedition goes off the rails and a terrifying imperial relic awakens, they find that a common enemy may be all it takes to bring them back into his orbit.
Jack wasn’t always a vampire, and Angela wasn’t always a werewolf—delve into the events that brought them together. Angela: I thought my best friend Willa was crazy when she wanted us to flirt with the leader of a motorcycle gang but somehow, the three of us fell in love…at least that’s what I thought. Then I realized the horrific truth about Gray’s gang—everyone in it was a werewolf. Monsters were real. And suddenly, Willa and I were expendable, unless we became monsters, too. Jack: I wasn’t expecting to see my high school crush at a strip club—but once I saw Thea spinning around a pole, I knew I’d gamble everything I owned for a night with her. Too bad in order to save her, I would have to make a deal with a vampire: become a monster, or watch Thea die. She was a woman forced to sacrifice her humanity. He was a man risking everything for first love.
Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold. This is Alys’s. When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives. Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.
Forbidden magic, a family secret, and a night to reveal it all…The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the island’s magic and its spirits. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have a place among the Prosper family, where her best friend, Coco, will see her as an equal, and her crush, Miles, will finally see her. But tonight is First Night, when the Prospers and their high-society friends celebrate the night Lord Prosper first harnessed the island’s magic and started producing aether – a magical fuel source that has revolutionized the world. With everyone returning to the island, Mae finally has the chance to go after what she’s always wanted. When the spirits start inexplicably dying, Mae realizes that things aren’t what they seem. And Ivo, the reclusive, mysterious heir to the Prosper magic, may hold all the answers – including a secret about Mae’s past. As Mae and her friends unravel the mysteries of the island, and the Prospers’ magic, Mae starts to question the truth of what her world was built on.
Brittany, 1762 – There hasn’t been a witch born in the Orchière clan for generations. According to the elders, that line is dead, leaving the clan vulnerable to the whims of superstitious villagers and the prejudices of fearmongering bishops. Ursule Orchière has been raised on stories of the great witches of the past. But the only magic she knows is the false spells her mother weaves over the gullible women who visit their fortune-telling caravan. Everything changes when Ursule comes of age and a spark of power flares to life. Thrilled to be chosen, she has no idea how magic will twist and shape her future. Guided by an ancient grimoire and the whispers of her ancestors, Ursule is destined to walk the same path as the great witches of old. But first, the Orchière magical lineage must survive. And danger hovers over her, whether it’s the bloodlust of the mob or the flames of the pyre.
Jack Tamerlaine hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them. Enchantments run deep on Cadence: gossip is carried by the wind, plaid shawls can be as strong as armor, and the smallest cut of a knife can instill fathomless fear. The capricious spirits that rule the isle by fire, water, earth, and wind find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home. Adaira, heiress of the east and Jack’s childhood enemy, knows the spirits only answer to a bard’s music, and she hopes Jack can draw them forth by song, enticing them to return the missing girls. As Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together, they find they make better allies than rivals as their partnership turns into something more. But with each passing song, it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than they first expected, and an older, darker secret about Cadence lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all.
VS note: From JAN 24
The twins, Sheridan and Kyrian, have lost their parents. They are all that each other has left in the world. Ri MacTyre, the king of the Lunas Goblins and his close friend Ri Tember, the king of the Solus goblins, have just spotted the two most beautiful redheads they have ever seen. Their magic pulls them towards the twins. They must make them their queens! The plan is set. Amazon KU
Creatures exist in this world; moving unseen through throngs of unknowing, unsuspecting, normal human beings. Portals connect the human realm to the realm of Faerie. Specific landmarks and monuments play host to these portals. Humans do not know how to access these doorways, but the Fey can manipulate the thin veil that separates the human world from their own. The Fey remain unseen unless they want to be seen. Glamours disguise the members of the High Fey Court, making them appear to be regular looking humans… ok extremely attractive looking humans, but still “normal”. The lower classes of Fey only maintain invisibility when roaming the human world. Two kingdoms rule the realm of Faerie: Winter and Summer. These kingdoms have their own Monarchs and High Court. [SNIP] Typically a human is viewed as a useless “waste of space” by the Fey and are left alone; however, the humans unlucky enough to reveal that they possess The Sight are pursued mercilessly. Their fate consists of becoming house servants, concubines, and laborers. An ancient prophecy has come to the forefront of both Fey kingdoms recently. Both kings have yet to find their queens. A woman who is blessed with The Sight housed behind copper eyes is prophesied to be the queen they are searching for. The catch? She must choose which kingdom and man to become Queen of: Winter or Summer. Amazon KU
Walk through the door and leave all your problems behind…but you don’t know what’s on the other side. And once you leave, you’ll never come back. Will you go through? Maren Walker told herself she wouldn’t need to sell pills for long, that it was only means to an end. But that end seems to be stretching as far away as the other side of Blackdamp County, Kentucky. There’s always another bill for Granny’s doctor, another problem with the car, another reason she’s getting nowhere. She dreams of walking through her little door to leave it all behind. The doors have appeared to the people in her mountain town for as long as anyone can remember, though no one knows where they lead. All anyone knows is that if you go, you’ll never come back. Maren’s mother left through her door when Maren was nine, and her shadow has followed Maren ever since. When she faces the possibility of escaping her struggles for good, Maren must choose just what kind of future she wants to build.
Marek walks the streets of Pittsburgh having embarked on an entirely new journey. The former leader of the Knights of the Order of the Enchantment, the elite of the Cyprian Knights has given it all away for a chance at true love. He knew it the moment he healed the man, Commander Noori Hassan of the Hadden Coven. He had come to destroy the evil tainted sorcerer Cyril and ended up staring into the deep brown eyes of his future. Nothing like this has ever happened in the storied history of the Cyprian Knights. No one had ever been touched by fate like this. But Marek knew, he knew that Noori was his forever. His inamorato. Noori Hassan couldn’t get the dashing Knight out of his mind. The man’s face emblazoned across his memory every time he closed his eyes. He wondered if he was just fantasizing, or could this mean something more? It turns out that fate has a special plan for Noori Hassan. He would find his beloved, but his beloved would not be just any normal creature. His beloved is a mystical Knight of amazing power and glory. This is a lot for Noori to take in, how can someone like Marek give up everything and settle for a life with him? But there is so much more to fate’s plan here than meets the eye and Noori and Marek will see just how perfect this match can be, that is if they survive the courtship. A great, infecting darkness is taking hold in Pittsburgh, and it will take everything the Hadden Coven has to beat it back. It’s even harder when the darkness is hiding within one of their own.
When a socialite is murdered and starts giving orders to Wanda via Zeus, things are about to explode. The woman was haughty and scornful in life, and not much different in death. Her husband, an alcoholic might have been ready to cut the old broad loose. The new boutique in town is the place to shop, but the owner doesn’t like getting a dressing down from the hoity-toity. And why is the handsome stranger taking a shine to Kelly, the police chief. The authorities might be closer to locating Wren. What kind of story will she have as to leaving her baby behind? Amazon KU
When my alpha mate died, I was freed from the torture of wanting him. I could finally be with my true mates. The ones who protect and cherish me. The ones who make the world feel less broken.
I wasn’t expecting to find a third mate, Especially a Moon Caster who would teach me forbidden magic. Now my true mates are afraid we can’t trust this new coven. They are weary of how I touch the new power. As my connection to the moon grows, a familiar feeling starts to take over. A possession. That’s when I realize my alpha mate might not be dead after all. And this time, I will be the one to kill the wolf I can’t resist. Amazon KU
Nancy is a hard working college student, trying her best to get her teaching degree. She doesn’t have time for relationships or love, not with her exams coming up in a few months time. That kind of nonsense isn’t a part of her life plans yet. She wants her degree and nothing is going to get in her way. Ray is a merman from the Halcyon tribe on his first Walkabout on land. He’s overwhelmed by the beauty of the surface but with his father being a council leader, he’s expected to take his father’s place when he retires. His place is in the sea, no matter what he wants in life. Both of their lives get twisted upside down when a chance meeting turns into a weekend fling. Their love is forbidden, but will that stop them? Amazon KU
With Michaela in the debt of Shayteen, Whisper is finally free of the Hell World he suffered in for hundreds of demon years. But there seems to be a price for Whisper’s all-new freedom and it has made Whisper’s life just as, or even more complicated. Whisper is serving his true nature and dealing with Michaela’s service to Shayteen, all while trying to hang on to a stubborn soulmate, who won’t forgive him for the most ridiculously perceived transgressions in this life, and one or two from some previous ones. Stuck in the middle of everything, is a broken hearted Gabriel, whose odd obsessions with cooking shows, has turned him into Suzy Homemaker. It’s best to know, you leave those you care about before they leave you. I’m Theadora Langdon … and EVERYTHING sucks.
I’ve spent the last eight years bullied by my own pack for being half human. Now I’m eighteen and finally ready to leave this hell hole. When the clock strikes midnight I’ll be free… or so I thought. Because instead of finding freedom, I find myself mated to the alphas son.
A whole family of monsters has menaced my home for far too long. And in the battle to take them down, one of resurrected gangsters I love may have lost his life all over again. Am I pissed off? Understatement of the century. But my men have already survived one set of murders. I made it out of the looney bin and rescued my sister. We’ve proven we don’t back down… even when maybe we should. The villains have way more people, more money and more power than we can wrap our heads around. But we’ve still got a few tricks up our sleeves. Can we expose them for what they are before they destroy more than we can ever fix? Amazon KU
Love can make monsters of us all, but can it save us from those monsters too? In the days following the Mating Games, all I’ve come to know is chaos, confusion … and pain. I’ve been kidnapped and tortured by those who I once thought loved me, and I don’t know how I’ll escape with my life … or the lives of those I love. Especially now that I’ve been reunited with someone I thought was lost to me forever. Only now, this person is no longer someone I know … but the very monster I’ve been taught to fear. Will my fated mates be able to save me or will I be forced to betray them to save myself? Now is when true Alphas are made. Amazon KU
Loki and I are worlds apart. The Ice God is rewriting my memory, my desire, and my very soul. When he’s done, I won’t be Tessa Morrigan. I hold no illusion that my mate will come for me. He doesn’t even know I’ve been torn from him, and he’s now with an impostor. I’m being replaced and forgotten. When hope dies, a flame sparks to life within me. I’m doing everything in my power to hide my unborn son, but he’s more than eager to show me that he has enough magic to protect his mommy and tear apart the immortal enemy who has caged us. Amazon KU
An omega student who cannot control his heats. An alpha headmaster with a secret. At Moonrise Academy, a private college for wolf shifters, it is Headmaster Julian Tett’s job to ensure the safety of his students. When one student manifests a condition called souperomega, he takes a special interest in the case. Toby’s rare disorder causes him to have out of control heats. When the dreamy headmaster half the students have a crush on shows his protective side, both realize something more is happening between them. Sparks fly, but there’s a problem. Teacher/student fraternization is against school policy. If they allow nature to take its course, Julian could be fired and Toby could face expulsion. Added to that, Toby contends with unwanted attention from another student, which puts him in possible danger. Amazon KU
Darkness has come to Dominion but is Amira truly to blame? Accused by the Queen of Dominion of bringing Darkness to the world, Amira and her men must go on a quest to destroy three unholy objects in order to stop the darkness before it fully engulfs the world. Along the way danger abounds as these unholy objects are more dangerous than they seem, possessing dark magics powerful enough to kill anyone who dare come looking for them. Like Amira didn’t have enough on her hands, Ragnaron has joined their quest, sparking fierce conflict and competition with the Blood Moon Alphas as every wolf wants Amira for himself. Alpha Logan has far from given up his plans of reclaiming Amira as his. And as usual, he’s not averse to using dirty tricks to do it. Can Amira and the gang destroy the unholy objects before darkness swallows the world whole? Can Ragnaron and the Blood Moon Alphas finally make peace so they can live happily with Amira instead of competing over her? Or will Alpha Logan reclaim Amira, dooming her to a life without the men she has come to hold dear? Amazon KU
Saving the city was supposed to be the hard part… Parker Ferro can’t catch a break. After saving San Amaro from destruction for the second time and reconciling with his boyfriend, his current plans are to relax on his couch until his ears stop ringing. Unfortunately, the thousand realms he just saved have a way of yanking him back into service and the dead have come back to haunt him. When he’s called in by the SAPD to consult on the murder of an anti-paranormals protestor killed with fae magic, Parker is caught up in an intricate political web that was spun long before he was ever born. Now Parker has to unravel the mystery behind the murder and untangle old family secrets before irreversible damage is done to his new friends and alliances. At least this time, he’ll hopefully have some help…A Gilded Iron Blade is a 100k MM urban fantasy with a HFN and an ongoing storyline Amazon KU
Alison’s never forgotten the wolf she met as a child. She’s drawn it, written about it, and sees it in her dreams. However, the last thing she expects to find while visiting her father’s cabin is the wolf in human form. Riley’s icy exterior has kept her safe her entire life. She can’t get hurt if she doesn’t let anyone else in. So when a human gets too close to her territory, Riley’s determined to see them out.
There’s only one problem. Their paths have crossed once before, and this time, her wolf isn’t willing to let the human go. Riley can’t afford to get distracted, but she can’t deny the fact the human is her mate, either. So what’s a wolf to do? Wolf at the Door is a paranormal lesbian romance with no cliffhangers and a happily ever after. Amazon KU
I am great at my job. And I’m not just saying that—I have the statistics to back it up. Being a cupid is my passion. Being the best is just the dollop of pink icing on the heart cake. But none of that matters when I find myself caught up in a battle in the fae realm to help my boss. I’m about to get hit with a power blast strong enough to end my immortal life when something happens. A fae male steps in front of me and takes the hit. Belren dies, right there in front of my eyes. Aimless in my guilty grief, I lose my footing as the perfect cupid. And footing is very important when you’re trying to have a superior bow and arrow stance. Finally fed up with the constant cloud of regret, I go back to where it started—the fae island where Belren died. Yet I don’t find closure. Instead, I find him. But the horned, handsome, and entirely see-through male doesn’t remember me at all. And that’s when I know that the fates are out to mess up my orderly life. Because the truth is, Belren haunted me long before he ever became a ghost. Now, it seems we both have unfinished business. Amazon KU
With her betrothal imminent, the beautiful Princess Ava has gone missing. Where has she fled to? Why has she gone? And why is the dragon stirring? Enter our hero. Gwen has been hunting wanted criminals for years, collecting bounties to provide for her mother and brother since the death of their father. The promise of an armful of gold for bringing the princess home is too good to ignore. But bringing her home doesn’t solve anyone’s problems. Gwen still has family to support, and Ava still has a miserable marriage to look forward to. How will they get over these hurdles? And what new ones will they create along the way? Amazon KU
No good deed goes unpunished. A snowy bit of assistance links her to a blood alpha and sends her into a world she never asked for. Coralynn does just enough to get by. There is no point in trying harder; the world always pulls her down. She works at a restaurant in a ridiculous outfit and is ordered to rescue a limo and help some wealthy investors get to their establishment. It is the moment that Coralynn’s life skids sideways. Meeting a blood alpha in the snow was surprising. Having him show up at her home was astonishing. Feeling her body changing to accommodate him is disturbing. he becomes his lover, shares his bed, and starts to believe that her life might stay bright, and then, an attack, injuries, and a long recovery time with the book club’s caretakers makes her re-evaluate her place in the world and how lonely life was when the trust was brutally destroyed.
Amazon NOTE: Most of her books are on Apple and Kobo so maybe this one will be eventually
VS Note: From JAN 25. I like his books usually and the sample seemed good so…
Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery—abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona. Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life. Until the day of “strange magnetism.” It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere. It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money. And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him. Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life. During a shoot-out at a forlorn dude ranch, he finally meets his destined companions: Bridget Rainking, a beauty as gifted in foresight as she is with firearms, and her grandpa Sparky, a romance novelist with an unusual past. Bridget knows what it’s like to be Quinn. She’s hunted, too. The only way to stay alive is to keep moving. Barreling through the Sonoran Desert, the formidable trio is impelled by that same inexplicable magnetism toward the inevitable. With every deeply disturbing mile, something sinister is in the rearview—an enemy that is more than a match for Quinn. Even as he discovers within himself resources that are every bit as scary. Amazon KU
In a world ruled by the Stars, cruel and merciless gods that watch over the world, Elara has been cursed by fate. A prophecy that promises that she will fall for a Star, and it will kill them both.
But when one descends to wreak havoc on Elara’s kingdom, she is forced to flee into the arms of her enemy in the neighbouring country. As she learns more about her own magic, and the depth of the Stars’ deceit, she finds herself also learning more about the country she takes refuge in, and the enemy prince forced to train her into a weapon. Something dark brews within her, a power made of night and shadows, that begs to be broken free. Amazon
He knew he could never have her. But he had no control over his reaction to her, the Claiming of her that was out of his hands. He couldn’t seem to stop coming when she called, even though he knew she was only going to use him then reject him again, leaving him heartbroken all over again. That is, of course, until she needs his help…She wasn’t supposed to want him. He was everything she existed to loathe—the evil she was meant to eradicate from the world. But there was no denying her need for him. The problem was, he always wanted more. And she couldn’t give it to him. But when there was a case she needed help with, there was only one place she could turn. To him. The closer they got, though, the more she saw that maybe it wasn’t just him who had feelings after all. Amazon
With the star card dim and the Goddess Athena seemingly otherwise occupied, witch Astra Arden and Detective Emma Sullivan enjoy their paranormal police work reprieve. Astra’s even finally agreed to go out on a date with her handsome running partner on Valentine’s Day. Everything seems to be going smoothly—until sixty-six-year-old Unity Priestpoint is found dead: stuffed in a trunk covered in magical symbols, a single bullet hole between her eyes. As the pair begin to investigate, they find themselves caught in a web of magical betrayals, promises broken, and hidden wealth that could have been stolen but also may never have existed at all. Everyone they talk to nurses a grudge against the cantankerous older woman, grudges that may very well be motives—including Astra’s Valentine’s Day date, local teacher Jason Bishop. Can Astra clear Jason’s name before their first date? Or will she spend Valentine’s Day in the Forkbridge jail’s visiting area? Amazon KU
A mate is forever. Until they reject you…Luna is sick of being an outcast. As the illegitimate daughter of a high-ranking official and her mother gone, she’s never felt wanted. Finding her fated mate was supposed to change everything. She’s known for six years that she and Marnet are mates, and tonight at the MoonMate ceremony, it’s time for him to stop acting like a playboy alpha and claim her as his. Only he does the exact opposite and humiliates her publicly with his brutal rejection. Then Luna is taken by Remus, another alpha whose clan launches a surprise attack during the ceremony. He’s captured all the other alphas except one—Marnet. Now Luna has a choice. Lead the enemy to Marnet or protect her mate. Remus treats her better than Marnet ever did, but Luna is convinced Remus is only using her to get what he wants. Marnet is still her mate. Although it wouldn’t be the first time she’s been wrong about love. Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release. From JAN 27.
Being a dragon is hard enough, but being a gay one is even harder. River is a young man getting to grips with the double whammy of being a dragon shifter as well as gay, in the small backwater of Carlsbad. To make matters worse, he accidentally comes out as both gay and a dragon, at his graduation party, without realizing it. Now shunned by the townsfolk, his father decides to send him away, under the tutelage of the charismatic, but also very strange, Storm Woods. Despite an initial attraction to each other, he and River have many adversaries to overcome before the path to happiness is open to either of them. But will shadows of the past put their emergent relationship in danger? And do they even have a relationship in the first place? And when a shocking revelation is made, how will either River or Storm cope with its implications? Amazon KU
She’s a vampire princess and I’m a deadly assassin. For centuries, I’ve used our enemies’ worst fears against them as our King’s most deadly assassin. But there is only one creature alive who fears for me. Princess Avianna—the king’s little sister. She’s exquisite, from her stunning curves to her smart mouth. And she’s one-hundred percent forbidden. Lowborn assassins like me shouldn’t even dream of touching royalty like her. Then she tells me that she carries my mating mark—and she’s just agreed to marry our enemy to prevent a war. Now, I feel her before she walks into a room. I hunger for her despite never tasting her. Her safety is my number one duty, but I’m not the hero she thinks I am. The fate of our kingdom may rest in the balance, but she’s mine. And I’ll watch the world burn if it means I get to keep her. Amazon KU
I’m in trouble from the moment I find my mate…After breaking things off with my abusive ex, I needed somewhere safe to rebuild my life, and you don’t get any safer than living with a group of protective bear shifters. When Trey comes home from college, we know right away that we’re mates. He used to be a rebel, but now he’s determined to make up for his past mistakes and prove himself to his clan—and to me. Even with my relationship history, it’s hard to resist a bear that hot and sweet.
Then a baby is left on his doorstep and things get complicated fast. I also make the mistake of bumping into my ex-boyfriend, Harlem, who has just been released from prison and is still as dangerous as I remember. Maybe Trey and I aren’t fated to be together after all, but Trey’s bear isn’t going to give up without a fight. Amazon KU
Dog might not be able to shift from four legs to two, but from the moment Faust rescued him as a puppy, he’s been a vital member of the Royal Paynes pack. He’s a dog named Dog, but he’s also a friend, packmate, and confidant. That is how Dog finds himself stalking the mysterious wraiths in the dead of night. Made of soul and spawned from hell, they’ve been obsessed with Dog from first sight. When Dog spots the wraiths sneaking through the woods, he vows to discover why. He could never imagine the frozen landscape that waits. In a world of dark and light, good and evil, what happens when two beings, never meant to experience love, find solace in one another? Oblivion: Soul Warriors of Royal Paynes is a 13k word short story that takes place in the Wolves of World. It should be read prior to reading, Pride: Wolves of Resurrection Road, and before or after, Diabolical: Demon of Royal Paynes. Amazon KU
The Furies are in mourning, and without her sisters by her side, Lottie is drowning in resentment and grief. Her magic has left her, her band has scattered, and something dark is stirring inside her. Without the Goddess to guide her, Lottie is struggling to find the answers to recovering her severed magic. Isolation is taking its toll, and bigger dangers loom on the horizon. Desperate for any solution and against her better judgment, Lottie turns to an unexpected source for help. When an ancient force is awakened, the band must find a way to reconnect, both with themselves and each other. Can Lottie find her way out of the dark, or will the things she loves be lost, leaving her in silence forever?
Three years ago, Decker rejected Misha because he didn’t believe she was ready to take on the pressures of being the alpha’s mate. His rejection didn’t force her away, and for all those years, she lived by his side, dealing with the pain of seeing him every day. Abandoned at birth and left with the Masters pack, Misha tolerates her fate. But she cannot handle the risk of him taking someone else, and she plans to leave. Decker doesn’t want her, but he won’t let her leave either. She’ll show him. Decker has only known Misha to be amenable, and now it’s time for him to see what happens without her help. With so many complaints and requests, running a pack is never easy. Denying what he wants cannot last, and he feels the need to claim Misha for his own. When Decker decides to stop fighting, there’s no stopping him. She is his mate, he’s never letting her go. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect her.
Fated to be together. Cursed to be apart. Condemned by a blood mage as an act of revenge, Fenix will do anything to shatter the eternal cycle of losing his beautiful phoenix shifter mate whenever she falls for him again. As he hunts for a way to break the curse, he battles the fierce compulsion to find her latest incarnation, but a moment of weakness brings him to the last place she lived—and what he finds there changes everything. When a wickedly handsome incubus attacks her partner, Evelyn does what any Archangel hunter would—she takes him down and takes him in. But there’s something about the alluring fae, something that teases at her lost memories, and the powerful pull she feels towards him has her falling dangerously under his spell and brings her to a life-shattering realisation. Swept up in a tempest of danger and with a dark threat on the rise, can Fenix find the one who cursed them before fate steals his mate from him this time? Or will the soul-searing passion that blazes between them burn everything to ashes again to restart the cycle?
Who was the person who sent me these Valentine Letters? Twelve years, I’ve been getting them. Never signed with a name. I’ve had suspicions, but the handwriting doesn’t match anyone. Whatever. I don’t have the time to look into it. Got a job to do. People to save. Being a police detective isn’t all fun and games. When I got a case for a potential missing person to rescue – turned out the person missing was a best friend from years back. Also bumped into another best friend that I haven’t spoken to in years. A dragon shifter called Byron. And damn if Byron doesn’t look fine these days. He’s not an awkward teenager anymore. He’s a strong, capable man, with a heart of pure gold. Someone who I want to get to know again. Intimately. Amazon KU
VS Note: From JAN 25
Baylore is the world’s last safe haven for magic. And the Whitish are determined to destroy it at all costs. Twenty years ago, the enchanted Wandering Woods saved Baylore from the Whitish when they picked up their roots and formed a living wall around the city. Now, Prince Daymin is the only one who can keep the forest wall in place. As the Whitish prepare once more to attack, the alliance between Baylore and the people of the forest grows strained. If the forest abandons Baylore, it will mean the end of the city and the wholesale slaughter of the magic races. But the people of the forest have no allegiance to the city. Time is running out. When Daymin’s mother embarks on a dangerous quest to forge an alliance that might save Baylore, Daymin is forced to take the throne he never wanted. Though he is untested and lacking in confidence, he must lead his people into battle—or watch as the last free city of magic falls to the Whitish. Amazon KU
At nineteen, Bonnie Stanford is your average hardworking urban college student in Alaska—just a typical girl trying to find her place in the world while avoiding her psychotic parents. (Well, typical if you don’t count the fact that she doesn’t know that she’s an un-awakened Vampire Queen.) Having just lost her job, Bonnie reluctantly accepts the request to house sit her parents’ place out in the middle of Nowhere, Alaska, while they go on a three-week vacation. Two days before they are due home (and she can go back to quietly ignoring them), however, Bonnie receives a strange package and a letter, both of which turn her world upside down. Suddenly, she finds herself at the top of the Supernatural Most Wanted List, just because she has to suck blood and can, oh, by the way, enthrall people. Being hunted by the Inquisition and vampire lords who wanna kill her or enslave her, with only an ancient Samurai who is just as wary of her as she is of him as a companion, Bonnie tries to handle the insanity she has just been immersed in. Will the tentative trust formed between the centuries-old warrior and the naïve young woman be enough to help her survive the dangers to come? Will the unlikely pair be able to overcome their fear of each other to survive the coming supernatural apocalypse? Or will Bonnie fall to the supernatural creatures seeking to bind her and use her to make their dark armies? Amazon KU
VS: Highlighting KYDEN, book one in my Badari Gladiators series, since book two RENNYR is now available! They can be read as standalones.
Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.
Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself. Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker. And discovers she’s his fated mate.
Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…Or can they?
KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?
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